Being knowledgeable about end-of-life care can help nurses overcome barriers to managing chronicity in terminally ill patients. The purpose of this causal-comparative research study was to examine the influence of a palliative care elective course on 74 senior nursing students’ knowledge and attitudes toward providing end-of-life care. This study compared the differences between 2 groups of students, with 1 group receiving end-of-life care instruction based on the principles of the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium as an elective course.
Author Affiliations: Associate Professor (Dr Robinson), Baton Rouge Community College, Louisiana; and Assistant Professor (Dr Epps), Georgia State University, Atlanta.
The authors declare no conflict of interest.
Correspondence: Dr Robinson, Baton Rouge Community College, 5934 Hagerstown Dr, Baton Rouge, LA 70817 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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Accepted for publication: September 12, 2016
Published ahead of print: October 17, 2016